ERC Consolidator Grant to Renier van der Hoorn

December 09, 2013

Renier van der Hoorn receives ERC (European Research Council) Consolidator Grant

Dr. Renier van der Hoorn has been awarded with a Consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his proposal to unravel the proteolytic machinery of the wild tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana. Control over this proteolytic machinery will increase the levels and quality of recombinant protein production in this plant species upon transient expression by agroinfiltration (infiltration of Agrobacterium tumefaciens). Successful protease depletion strategies will be used to identify natural substrates of these proteases to study how these enzymes shape and regulate the plant proteome. The EU will sponsor this project entitled ‘GreenProteases’ with 2.038.196 euro for a period of 5 years

Go to Editor View